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After Losing VW Vote, UAW Shifts Gears

April 22, 2014



"Why would elected officials try to interfere and tells a company how to run their business?"

UAW President Bob King.

It’s been two months since the United Auto Workers lost a unionizing vote in Tennessee. In February, workers at the Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga voted not to join the union. The vote was relatively close compared to the UAW's previous organizing efforts at southern auto plants. The union accused Republican politicians of influencing the outcome and filed a complaint with the National Labor Relations Board. UAW President Bob King says the union is dropping those complaints and will ask members of Congress to investigate instead. King tells WDET’s Pat Batcheller the union wants to bring new Volkswagen jobs and investment to Chattanooga. Click on the audio link above to hear the conversation.